How to turn on iCloud Photos
How to access iCloud Photos on Android
How to access iCloud Photos. Open the Photos app. Tap the Library tab to see your photos. Tap the Albums tab to see My Albums, Shared Albums, People & Places, Media Types and Utilities.
Apple gives users 5GB of free iCloud storage space for all possible purposes. However, all Mac owners may face the problem of duplicate photos filling up their storage space. Day after day, these duplicate and similar photos take up a lot of space on your cloud storage.
You can set up the same automatic syncing on the Mac, too. To do that, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Apple ID > iCloud > check Photos. Then go to Photos app > Photos menu > Preferences > check iCloud Photos.
How to Backup Mac Photos to Your iCloud Photo Library
Your photos and videos are stored on your device in their original, high-resolution version.
Follow these simple steps to turn on iCloud and all your images will be automatically uploaded.
Recover photos and videos
The only real difference here is that you'll need to move to iCloud Photos. If you recently created an Apple ID, you'll notice that My Photo Stream isn't an option. Only iCloud Photos gives you access to all your photos and videos from all your devices, superseding the abilities of My Photo Stream in most cases.
On a Mac: You can set up cloud sync from the Photos app. Once you have the app open, head to Photos > Preferences > iCloud. There, select the checkbox for iCloud Photo Library. You'll also find this setting under System Preferences > iCloud > Photos > Options.
How to access iCloud Photos
Summary. To summarize, turning off iCloud Photos will not delete existing photos from iCloud. However, they may be deleted from iPhone/iPad depending on the above two settings. If you accidentally turn off iCloud Photos, don't worry for your data is safe on iCloud even if it disappears from your iPhone/iPad.